LONDON, Feb 25, 2010 / FW/ — Earlier today, Johnny Depp, Tim Burton, Anne Hathaway, Mia Wasikowska and Helena Bonham Carter answered questions from the press as a prelude to the movie’s world premiere tonight here in London.
“In any fairy-tale land there is good and bad. What I liked about Underland is that everything is slightly off, even the good people. That, to me, is something different,” said Tim Burton, Director.
From Walt Disney Pictures and visionary director TIM BURTON comes an epic 3D fantasy adventure “ALICE IN WONDERLAND,” a magical and imaginative twist on some of the most beloved stories of all time.
JOHNNY DEPP (“Pirates of the Caribbean” films, “Public Enemies”) stars as the Mad Hatter, and MIA WASIKOWSKA (“Amelia”) as 19-year-old Alice, who returns to the whimsical world she first encountered as a young girl, reuniting with her childhood friends: the White Rabbit, Tweedledee and Tweedledum, the Dormouse, the Caterpillar, the Cheshire Cat, and of course, the Mad Hatter.
Alice embarks on a fantastical journey to find her true destiny and end the Red Queen’s reign of terror. The all-star cast also includes ANNE HATHAWAY (“Get Smart,” “The Devil Wears Prada”) as the White Queen, HELENA BONHAM CARTER (“Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,” “Terminator Salvation”) as the Red Queen, CRISPIN GLOVER (“Beowulf,” “9”) as Stayne-Knave of Hearts, and MATT LUCAS (“Little Britain”) as Tweedledee and Tweedledum.
Providing the voices for Underland’s menagerie of inhabitants is an eclectic and impressive mix of acting talent, including MICHAEL SHEEN as the White Rabbit, STEPHEN FRY as the Cheshire Cat, ALAN RICKMAN as Absolem the caterpillar, TIMOTHY SPALL as Bayard, BARBARA WINDSOR as the Dormouse, SIR CHRISTOPHER LEE as the Jabberwocky, MICHAEL GOUGH as the Dodo, and PAUL WHITEHOUSE as the March Hare.